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good morning. breaking news. two u.s. service members killed after seven died after being shot down by black hawk nernlgs. it was humiliating. rihanna speaks ow for the first time about the night she was assaulted by chris brown. >> i lost my best friend. everything i knew switched, switched in a night, and i couldn't control that. >> why the pop star says anger was not her only emotion. and seeing red. thousands and thousands of red soled designer christian louboutin shoes seized in los
angeles. turns out they are all fake, worth about $3 a pair. an investigation is under way today friday, august 17th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. that shooting in afghanistan just beginning to be investigated. we can tell you now the gunman has been shot and killed. >> this is actually the sixth time something like this has happened in the past two weeks highlighting a recent spying in violence in afghanistan. we're going to have details straightaway. >> an investigation under way into a deadly parasailing accident in florida. 28-year-old woman in connecticut was riding with her husband when she fell more than 150 feet to her death. we'll hear from her heart broken
father. >> when you buy sunscreen, you probably think the higher the spf, the better you're protected. after all, it costs more money. coming up, why some doctors says it's nothing more than a misleading marketing ploy. show you what we found coming up. >> plus savannah is extra excited this morning as we wrap up our week of concerts. nick lachey and other members reunited. >> you've been listening, i've been watching. they still have dancer. we'll see them in a little bit but let's head to natalie morales who has the top stories of the morning. >> good morning, savannah. good morning, willie. long day. long day of travel. good morning, we do begin with that breaking news, another deadly attack on our troops in afghanistan. a man in a uniform shot and killed two u.s. forces members in the western farrah province.
the gunman was shot and killed and this was the sixth incident in six weeks, a day when seven were killed when their black hawk was shot down. mosquitoes fueling a one virus. ten people have been killed. signs of the outbreak may be spreading as michigan has confirmed its first one fatality. crews in the pacific northwest battling wildfires as rising temperatures threaten their efforts. nbc's kristen dahlgren in hard hit washington. >> reporter: we're at the command center for the taylor bridge fire. this fire has burned 22,000 acres, hundreds evacuated smchlt have been allowed to go back but to answer the question is there anything left. as thick smoke lingers over the
skies of central washington, charred remains are all that's left for property owners. mary schultz lost valuables she left in her trailer but firefighters saved her home an her horses. >> my pony was right here. can you see the fire just ate into his pen. >> this was your bedroom. >> terry and virginia evacuated monday on their wedding anniversary. this home video shows how fast the fire was moving when flames incinerated their home. >> i can't imagine the heat, the firefighters having to deal with that. has to be so immense. >> reporter: in southern california, marine choppers are joining the fight against six different fires that have charred more than 15,000 acres east of san diego. near boise idaho fire crews are digging in to save a small town sitting in the path of
destruction. residents of featherville are doing their part to keep spirits up as the flames get closer. >> i know we're in good hands. it's still what if, waiting, watching. >> reporter: officials in idaho say that fire could reach the town of featherville by later today depending on the weather. mother nature not giving them much help, natalie. temperatures expected to be in the high 90s across the region. >> that's not going to help. kristen dahlgren, thanks. we are learning more about jesse jackson, jr.,'s health since he began a medical leave back in june. patrick kennedy visited him in minnesota and said jackson, jr., was really emotional. jackson, jr., is undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder. let's head to wall street. mandy drury at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yesterday stocks closed within
shouting distance of the highs but one stock cannot catch a break, facebook. the shares have hit new lows as yesterday early investors became eligible to sell their shares so far since the may ipo the stock has dropped by approximately half. what will it take for facebook to go back up. i guess facebook has to convince people they can make money from things like ads on your mobile phone. back to you, natalie. >> mandy drury at the new york stock exchange. thank you. a counterfeit shoe operation has fashionistas seeing red this morning. federal agents busted scammers trying to smuggle 20,000 pairs of louis vuitton knockoffs into the u.s. the signature red soled pumps can cost up to $50, these cost $3 to make. that means if they were all sold to unsuspecting americans, counterfeiters could have made millions off $57.
>> willie and al. >> gave her five minutes to think of the name. >> i finally got it. >> thanks, al. i was going to say matt. >> throw out a name, we're good. >> okay, samantha. >> anyway, let's show you what we've got. a frontal system, we're looking at some severe weather today. we can see a lot of heavy showers and thunderstorms. that looks like saturday right now. looking at a risk of strong storms making their way through the south. there we go. severe storms from roanoke down to tupelo, mississippi. along the front look for showers and thunderstorms to fire up. the good news is behind the front we've got much cooler conditions. temperatures almost fall-like rather than the 90s and 100s we've been seeing. look at rain, we're going to be
>> good morning. it is a dry start on this friday. the chance for rain will increase. and that's your latest weather. samantha. >> al, thank you. we'll turn to politics now. mitt romney is offering new details about his tax returns, this as his new running mate adjusts to life on the campaign trail. ron mott in virginia. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. paul ryan has crisscrossed america this week going from battleground state to battleground state hoping to help mitt romney win the white
house in november. as for mitt romney he's trying to convince skeptics about his taxes. mitt romney got a brief reprieve from persistent questions about his taxes thanks to his picking paul ryan as his running mate. thursday it nipped at him once more. prompting the former governor to respond to holding tax returns because he didn't pay tax returns. >> i did go back and look. i never paid less than 13%. so pay taxes every single year. >> reporter: it's the first substantial distraction from the campaign away from ryan's much discussed national debut on the stage, an announcement saturday a homecoming. this encounter with a protester come monday. the challenge thursday for president obama to bring the final medicare, a central attack point of ryan's controversial
budget plan. >> you think raiding medicare to pay for obama care is an achievement? neither do i. >> reporter: paul's appointment as romney's number two has been met with tears from the right. cheers and jeers from the left, a hittable target. >> so far the challenge has been that romney's campaign wants to embrace ryan for his boldness and conservatives like him but they don't seem to actually embrace the details of the policies he's advocating. >> reporter: republicans have adopted ryan's road map for america's future, including transforming medicare by incorporating a voucher system. some analysts say winning that battle above even the economy could determine whether romney/ryan is ultimately a success story. >> they are going to have to explain to the american people why their approach and their plan is better than what the president has offered. and if they can successfully articulate that, they have a much better shot of winning the white house. >> reporter: now, nbc news has learned the obama campaign has
made an offer in writing to the romney campaign that if governor romney releases five years of his tax returns the obama campaign promises not to criticize him anymore if he doesn't release any more than that. savannah. >> thank you. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good morning. let's pick up where ron left off. thisler from the campaign manager to the campaign manager for romney. give us five years of the tax return and we won't ask for anymore. a gimmick or an opportunity for obama to make this more of the issue again. >> both. total gamesmanship, an opportunity to keep this alive. they want nothing more than to shine a big bright spotlight to shine on mitt romney's personal finances. to fight about who will protect the milling class, let's underline how wealthy mitt romney is. if you pay 13% in income tax, is that the total rate he paid across the board, federal,
state, local, let's investigate that. right now the obama team wants to drive up his negatives, that being a principle goal of their in the tax story. >> up until this point mitt romney saying his tax rate is 13%, the story had been about paul ryan. i made this observation earlier in the week. this was the rarity where the tig delighted conservatives and liberals. is paul ryan going to be a game changer. >> i think he will because o the sheer enthusiasm on both sides, positive and negative, he will generate. i thinke surprised people. polling out of his home state cutting well into president obama's lead. we'll see how much he can deliver in wisconsin and the industrial midwest. i think we need more time to get a sense of how much of an impact he will v it won't take long to revert back to the top of the ticket. >> as much as the democrats relish the opportunity to attack on medicare, it's the romney campaign it's clearly decided a
good offense is a good defense, going after the president for medicare. are you surprised we haven't seen more in terms of ads out of the obama campaign this week? >> it's tough to run a campaign where you're dealing with changing a big entitlement program. president obama knew that with privating social security. medicare here, too. the view is if you're explaining, you're losing. the romney camp thinks if you're explaining you have a chance to reassure people and try not to lose. it will get more intense. >> romney decided to go on attack on an issue where he tends to do okay in polls, that is likability. saying he made it about hate and disgraced the presidency. is the romney campaign onto something here? >> they have an opening. the bane ad with the guy who lost his wife and sort of implies romney was behind that, wasn't head at the time but before that. they had an opportunity to go after the president on that.
this is huge. likability is the issue. if there's a way for the romney campaign to make this about the economy, about the debt, chip into the lead the president has in terms of how they feel about him, i think that's a winning strategy. >> david gregory, we'll see you this weekend on "meet the press." 7:14. who are is willie. >> a verdict is expected this morning in a case that rocked russia and drawn criticism in some of the biggest names in music. three members of a female punk band accused of carry out a protest. michelle kosinski has the story from london. >> reporter: hi, willie. the verdict will come any minute as the crowd builds outside the courthouse. these three young women, two of them mothers of small children, have sat in jail for six months. what they did was stage a 30 second punk rock protest inside the cathedral. that should have led them to a $30 fine, but they face years in prison.
the so-called crime in progress. the punk rock girl band, whose name we can't say on morning television, was quickly shooed off the alter by security and angry nuns to jail. two weeks the russian presidential election in march. we admit our ethical wrongdoings. but an ethical wrongdoing is not prosecuted criminally. that's nadia with a 4-year-old daughter. maria, also a mom. the problem seems to be -- all their songs seem to hit the theme they can't stand president vladimir putin. bright dresses a sharp contrast to the gray russian winter. in london putin said he didn't think their verdict should be severe. the ladies face a maximum of seven years in prison. prosecutors have asked for
three. enraging sections of russian society, many have donned their own, along with many others have been arrested in protest. this silent one immediately turns rough. 18-year-old anna ends up shoved into a police van. this woman is splashed with holy water, pushed to the ground, pulled off her mask and pulled her hair. divisive, hate. >> a sense of whether freedom of expression is actually allowed in russia or not. >> rallying behind the women, sting, peter gabriel, paul mccortney, red hot chili peppers and madonna, who in moscow this month pulled off her shirt to reveal the bands name. >> i'm against censorship. i hope they do not have to serve seven years in jail. that would be a tragedy. >> band members who remain free
vow to become bolder. the fate of three young women help define a state of civil rights in russia. their own attorneys are not optimistic because so few cases in russia end in acquittals. what stands out in the video is how brave they have been and defiant and how dangerous descent can be in russia even in peaceful protests. willie. >> michelle, we'll see what happens. thank you. it is 7:17. here is savannah. >> now to a small michigan town where somebody purchased a winning ticket in the third largest powerball ever. when will the mystery man or woman come forward to claim that $37 million prize? kevin tibbles is in la peer. good morning to you. >> reporter: here in lapeer, it is still a much talked about mystery. not so much a who done it, but
who done won it. as little lapeer, michigan, celebrates its annual carnival, the buzz remains, who is the latest powerball millionaire. in the local sunco where the winning ticket was purchased is popular for something other than gasoline. >> it's all we talk about in time, trying to find out who it is, if we know them. >> reporter: in the town of 5,000, so far mum is the word as to who is $37 million richer. >> do you know who the winner is? >> no, i don't. >> a lot of money. >> one person in town? >> very lucky. >> reporter: we all know the odds by now, i was 264 times more likely to win an olympic medal and nearly 2,000 times more likely to date a supermodel in my lifetime than i was winning wednesday's jackpot, but
a fellow can dream. all of a sudden phones are ringingocity hook as startled residents are being bombarded by callers all asking one question. >> the people who live here getting calls from all over the world, are you the winner? are you the winner? >> are you the winner? >> no. >> michigan lottery law says the winner must come forward, although they do have a year to do so. so eventually folks will know who the lucky lapeerian really is. >> you look like a winner to me? >> well, i feel like i am but that's it. >> reporter: in the meantime the mayor is loving his town's newfound notoriety. >> we've had a saying for many, many years, one of our local car dealers, this is lovely la peer, i guess we could change it to lucky la peer. >> reporter: it would be lucky as they take in $2 million in tax revenues should the winner be a resident. everything helps in a lucky
economy. >> i'm so jealous. >> reporter: one thing everyone can agree on, whoever bought the ticket is one lucky person. now, this is the third largest powerball jackpot. should he or she take a lump sum, they will walk away with $240 million. you just heard i didn't win. had i won, i would take the money, because otherwise, matt, al, and willie would be sticking me with the bill and lunch for the rest of my days. >> exactly. i don't think you'd be here right now. right, kev? >> i would not be here. still ahead rihanna's emotional interview with oprah, how she was concerned with chris brown after he soughted her.
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receive up to a $300 beautyrest visa prepaid card when you buy select beautyrest mattress sets. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. northbound lanes of i-95 are open again following a late night tractor-trailer accident. fire officials said that a truck carrying lumber starkey road area aren't burst into flames. the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. firefighters had to deal with ms of fuel spill. because of accident is under investigation. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11.
>> the cleanup lasted into the morning rush. 5:00 hour, we were impacted by the northbound accident. all lanes are getting by in the northbound direction at 395. other than that, let's look at 295. we are seeing some delays. as we switch over, we down to 32. west side at security, we're looking at a build up in volume on the outer loop. we have some accidents for you to avoid in old fallston road. 95 is running smoothly out of the northeast. so far so good, north and west side. let's give you a quick live look. we did that but we will do a live look at tony. >> we are not on tape.
7:30 friday morning august 17th, 2012. fans of 98 degrees have waited decades to see nick lachey and band together again. they will their wish. i'm savannah guthrie with willie geist who had a letter writing campaign to fill on on the day of the 98 degree. >> i didn't know i had that clout. judging from the shouts, 98 degrees lost none of its appeal. ahead, a canned it, emotional interview with rihanna, what she said to oprah
about chris brown's assault. she felt protective of him. later, natalie's interview with priscilla and lisa marie pregsly. what elvis was like in his private life. you want to use the best sunscreen dpor your kids. are the ultrahigh spf's worth the cost. we'll begin what deadly parasailing accident off pompano beach, florida. a connecticut woman killed when she fell 150 feet. nbc's mark potter has details. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie, the accident happened behind me offshore. the investigators are going over all the equipment involved in that accident trying to determine what happened. on any sunny day along the beach they can be seen on the sky from boats toting tourists along the way. it's an exciting ride that usually is safe, but not this
week. off pompano beach, florida, 28-year-old katherine and her husband stephen were vacationing from connecticut and took a parasailing ride together in a side by side harness. but along the way, officials say, there was an apparent equipment failure and katherine fell 150 to 200 feet into the ocean and her death. >> the information we have at this point, the physical evidence and some of the witness statements we have indicates it was a malfunction of the harness. >> reporter: officials say this was the boat involved in the accident with the parasail still on the back deck. rescuers say after the accident, the crew had to first reel in stephen to safety and then circle back to recover kathleen, trying unsuccessfully to revive her. crew members were shaken by the accident. >> you've got to have some sympathy for people hurt. >> what do you want me to feel? >> katherine's father got the horrible news in connecticut where he later talked about his last conversation with his daughter about her parasailing
trip. >> just be safe, you know. that was it. she said, i'll call you when we're down. we never got a call she was down. >> reporter: parasail safety council and industry group estimates there have been 130 million rides involving parasales using harnesses, also 429 serious injuries and 72 fatalities. only nine of them in those years involving equipment failure. parasailing is an unregulated industry in terms of the equipment used. the pompano beach mayor says he's tried unsuccessfully to change that. >> i don't understand why we don't regulate this. is so simple. who would fight against such regulations when you are really saving lives. >> reporter: now, the owner of the parasailing company could
not be reached for comment. an industry spokesman predicts with this case and the insurance companies, there will be a new call for regulations. >> what an unthinkable nightmare for that woman's husband. mark potter, thank you so much. we want to get a check of the weather from mr. roker. hey, al. >> "today's" weather brought to you by caltr, a te. >> a thermometer there, 98 degrees. let's show you what we've got as far as your weather for the weekend. hey, record lows. the jet stream gets down into the great lakes and midwest. out west, though, high pressure going to keep those record highs going. frontal system pushing through. behind the front, 77 in cincinnati, grand rapids 74. 91 in d.c., same in charleston. pacific northwest, record highs
again, close to the temperatures over 100 degrees. medford may make their record. yakima, washington will comema >> good morning. a nice start on this friday. the chance for rain will increase. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> thanks. now to pop star rihanna opening up extensively for the first time about the violent assault she suffered from her then boyfriend chris brown. natalie here with that story.
>> rihanna talked to oprah in a tearful interview. you may be surprised what she's saying about chris brown and that ill fated night at the grammy awards. >> i lost my best friend and everything i knew switched, switched in a night. i couldn't control that. >> reporter: in a rare and emotional interview pop star rihanna tells oprah winfrey after the infamous fight she had with chris brown in 2009 that left her battered and bruised, she worried about him. >> i became a circus and i felt protective. i felt like the only person is him. as angry and hurt and betrayed, i just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. i'm like, who is going to help him. >> reporter: while brown pleaded guilty to felony assault and was
ordered by a judge to stay away from rihanna, the two remained connected. >> they are popping up in each other's songs. you hear about them in the same places. clearly there's something still going on there. >> reporter: the rihanna interview with oprah is set to continue sunday as trouble continues for her ex. early this week a $16 million lawsuit filed against brown and rapper drake for an alleged bottle throwing brawl that caused damage and multiple injuries inside a new york city nightclub in june. in the complaint club owners claimed the fight between brown and drake started because each shared a grudge with the other out of their romantic relationship with the same woman, presumably rihanna both men dated. >> it's amazing how lonely it can feel. >> reporter: the tearful rihanna seen in the upcoming interview is in stark contrast from the sexy image from her music videos. >> i thought she was going to be
a bad edge, hard edged rocker pop woman. nothing could have been farther from the truth. >> reporter: instead rihanna shows a more sensitive side, especially when talking about how she felt when she was assaulted by brown. >> it happened to me, and it happened to me in front of the world. it was embarrassing, humiliating, hurtful. >> reporter: despite the humiliation and the hurt, rihanna believes brown's violent act three years ago was a cry for help. >> nobody is going to say he needs help. everybody is going to say he's a monster. i was more concerned about him. >> we should mention nbc news reached out to representatives from both brown and drake about the lawsuit and they refused to comment. that interview with rihanna airs sunday. >> we'll take a turn, coming up friday we'll fill you in on what's in and what's out on
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on rossen reports, a day at the beach. the sunscreen that's supposed to protect you. what's the truth behind those super high spf numbers. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with more. good morning. >> good morning. you just told me you're going to the beach this weekend. a lot of us. we'll be going to the store for sunscreen, it's confusing, 80, 100. i saw spf 110 the other day. the higher you go in many cases the more money they charge you. doctors say the sunscreen companies are misleading you, and they know it. ♪ i want to soak up the sun >> it's another hot one at the beach. the sun bathers are out, so are the kids. everywhere you turn, someone slathering on the sunscreen. >> we believe the higher the number, the more protection we'll get. >> you want to buy the best for your kids. >> the highest number. >> the sweat proof, the
waterproof. >> reporter: hang on. some doctors call those ultrahigh spf numbers a misleading marketing ploy. buy spf 100 instead of spf 50, you might think you're getting double the protection but you're actually only getting 1% more, which doctors say doesn't make a real difference and the fda agrees. there's no evidence anything over spf 50 prekts you any better. yet the spf 70s, 80s, 100, even 110 often cost you more at the store. >> i tell my patients spf over 50 is useless. save your money and stick with the 30 to 50. >> yet the sunscreen companies continue making it and selling it. >> it provides the highest average spf. >> reporter: some of the products even marketed for kids. isn't that deceptive. >> i think as a consumer you make the choice based on what you feel you need. >> we went straight to the industry group representing the sunscreen companies.
>> have you seen evidence anything over spf 50 plus gives you better protection. >> because we are not part of that dialogue, that's not an area i have gotten into. >> you're the industry. you're sitting here representing the industry. >> that's true. >> have you seen any science that shows anything over spf 50 better protects you? >> that scientific door i have not opened because there is a debate going on. >> reporter: some companies like neutrogena and banana boat say the spfs do work better and can offer better protection. setting a limit on the label, they say, would only hurt consumers. but the fda isn't convinced, now proposing new rules that would ban the sky high labels. the limit would be spf 50+. that's it. the fda isn't done yet. those big promises of waterproof and ultrasweat proof, experts say they are misleading, too, making you think you don't have to reapply. >> waterproof and sweat proof are not true. if you go in the water and swim
or ocean or pool and come out, you've lost that sunscreen. >> and that will burn you. using labels, spfs. what's a beach lover to do? >> you're going to buy the highest number, the one that says waterproof, sweat proof, the very best. they are playing on your emotions as a mom. >> not every company is coming out against the spf limit. sunscreen giant coppertone tells us they will go with whatever the fda wants. as for those buzzwords, waterproof and sweat proof, they have been banned. the companies have to change their labels by the end of the year. unfortunately that's in time for next summer not this summer. >> jeff, that's really frustrating for those of us who spent vast portions of our summer with our kids. >> the higher numbers, you have this false sense of security you're covered all day and you don't have to reapply.
the truth of the matter is you have to reapply every two hours, even more often if you're going into the pool or water. >> jeff rossen, good information. coming up next, artist or criminal. the artist whose classic forgeries are so good they ended up in museums and he made millions. that's right after this. comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing generations of cleaner-burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self-contained well systems. and, using state-of-the-art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas.
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paintings. he's so good his con game netted millions. he's so good he's telling about it in a new biography called caveat emptor. >> reporter: you may not know him but it's a good bet you've seen his artwork in a collection of museums. just one hitch, his masterpieces are kind of like forgeries. >> getsen your blood. >> his scam, generous, he's uniquely gifted he can match the style of just about any paint. >> can a master forger be an artist? >> i think so. >> reporter: he mimics styles with artists names, the dutch masters, created 19th century american icons. then he stumbled into the top new york auction houses and innocently claim he found a painting at a garage sale and would they be interested in buying it. his story so fabulous that he
became the stuff of headlines. >> was the satisfaction pulling the wool over the very wealthy? >> it was thrilling. >> his biggest score during a three decade long con game, bad boy, that sold for $700,000. >> that was a great moment. i was already planning my next. >> you're searching for the word, your forgery, scam, rip-off. >> no. for me they are artistic projects. >> forgery is one of the old egames in town. >> reporter: sharon fletcher with the international foundation for art research. >> i don't think anyone should be admiring an admitted crook, forger, liar, and con man. >> we wanted ken to show us how he entered some of the world's top art museums and quietly snapped photographs to guide his
forgery. perhaps it's no surprise but not one museum would let him in. art experts often uncover with uv light but he created a concoction that fooled that and learned to expertly crack paintings, again, to make them look old. >> are you a criminal? >> it's hard for me to look upon myself as a criminal for creating beautiful works of art. >> these are the fakes. >> ken documented his deeds. the fbi tried to build a case but never made an arrest. in part, because he never claimed the paintings were original. he let the buyers believe what they wanted. as his story grows, his most recent works like this monet have suddenly become valuable. >> only in america could somebody do this and get away with this and then become famous for being a fake. >> my thoughts exactly. >> an american art forger, who perfected the art of the scam. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, new york.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> 7: 56. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> just a few problems out there. mostly looking at a nice start as far as the major roadways go. we have an accident in fallston. if you head out and 95, just getting to develop delays on the 895 split southbound. in the city, argonne drive, watch for a crash. delays are starting to form. live view of traffic. 395, as we have been telling you, early morning accident.
it happened last night. closures extended into the morning. everything is open on northbound 395. here is what looks like at harford road. outer loop traffic continuing to build it delays the past are reports providence. here is tawn. -- tony. >> it may change into the evening hours, but for now it is and nice. humidity will go up in the afternoon. cold front across the ohio valley. that will give us a chance for thunderstorms late this afternoon and into the evening. if you are going to the ravens game, keep that in mind. '87 to '92 this afternoon. it will be a little hot. average high is 85 take me go below that this weekend. there will be a lot of cloud cover hanging around on sunday and monday but it will be mostly dry both days. if we can clear out a little bit
8:00 friday morning, august 17th, 2012. it is 98 degrees in new york city. that is not the weather report. that is our way of telling you the band 98 degrees has reunited and there's screaming fans here. that's what it's like. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. >> with and about. with, what gadgets you use, your style. all kinds of things. we're going to tell you what to do and not to do. trends in hair, jewelry, we've got it all.
>> hard to believe we can contain it all. more of natalie's really revealing and interesting interview with lisa marie and priscilla presley. what was elvis really like as a husband and a dad. interestingly, what kind of grandfather would he today. we'll hear more from priscilla and lisa marie. >> we have one of our favorite breakout stars, missy franklin. she's got a new tattoo. she posted it on twitter. >> hello. >> that's what missy has been up to. we talked about how she's facing a pretty difficult choice, whether to stay an amateur and swim in college or turn pro. she's been fielding a lot of big offers, big money offers. we asked you on our website what you thought. it's one-sided. 73% thought she would stay amateur. >> i bet she does. >> there is a lot of potential money on the floor. >> she really, really wants to swim with the team and go to
college and have that experience but it's a difficult decision because there's a lot of big offers out there. >> 17 years old. a lot of money out there. skhek in with natalie at the news desk for the rest of the day's headlines. >> good morning, everyone. the obama campaign challenged mitt romney this morning to release five years of his tax returns. in exchange the president's team promised it would not criticize romney for not releasing more. on thursday romney answered the latest questions about his taxes by saying he never paid less than 13% over the last 10 years. the future of wikileaks founder julian assange is uncertain after ecuador gave him political asylum. more from london. keith, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. here outside the embassy a small group for wikileaks founder vowed they would protect him if the police tried to remove him by force. julian assange has been holed up
inside the embassy for two months after jumping bail in sweden to face allegations of sexual assaults. assange denies the charges and claims once in sweden he will be extradited to the united states to be prosecuted for leaking thousands of secret u.s. diplomatic cables. the documents cover the wars in iraq and afghanistan and embarrassed the u.s. >> the course of the war needs to change. the manner in which it needs to change is not yet clear. >> reporter: there were minor scuffles outside the embassy on thursday just before the ecuadorian government granted assange political asylum. the decision by the ecuadorians gives assange status as a political refugee. the british responded by increasing the police presence around the embassy. >> we will not allow mr. assange safe passage out of the united kingdom, nor is there any legal
basis for us to do so. >> reporter: the british upped the pressure on ecuador saying it could revoke the embassy's diplomatic status and remove assange by force. but government officials say there are no plans at the moment to do so. by the way, this is the ecuadorian embassy, not the guatemalan. they are close by but this is the ecuadorian. inside julian assange is actually continuing to run wikileaks on his computers. but if he steps outside this front door, natalie, the british police will, in fact, arrest him. >> keith miller in london for us. thank you, keith. here is brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." >> coming up tonight when we see you for "nightly news," an incredible gift for a military bride. one patriotic group making a difference, making their dreams come true. we'll have that story tonight on "nightly news." natalie, back to you. >> for a look at what's trending today. a quick roundup of what has you
talking online. lady gaga's trip to romania led to this violent viral video. a fan lunged at gaga in a bucharest lobby. he was slammed to the floor by a bodyguard that kept his pinned until gaga was safely outside of the fan got up on his own and was promptly shown the exit. british film star robert pattinson shared his theory on american fascination with celebrities during this live screen chat with the "new york times." take a listen. >> what is it about america and fame? >> i think it's because america really wants to have a royal family. >> so if you and kristen have trouble, it's like charles and di having trouble. >> pattinson and kristen stewart have been on the rocks since she admitted to cheating on him. this has been popular on youtube, more than a million views after the gregory brothers auto tune, this lip smacking
reaction to a five guys cheeseburger. ♪ ♪ crisp and crunch with bacon president get yourself a double cheeseburger ♪ >> they all want what he's having, right? now 8:06. let's go back outside to al with a check of weather. fun with auto tune. >> dang, dang. birthday guy today. >> yesterday. >> there you go. happy birthday. a little 98 degree birthday for you. let's see what we've got today. pick city just happens to be charleston, showers, thunderstorms, 82 degrees, rest of our day today. you can see showers and thunderstorms firing along that front to the southeast getting ready to move into atlanta.
wet weather in the southwest, monsoonal moisture coming in. along the northern part of that front, a few clouds and showers, western new york. look for beautiful weather in the pacific northwest. lots of sunshine and heat. temperatures there in the 90s. actually kind of hard to believe portland is going to be hotter than los angeles. >> good morning.g . it is a dry start on this friday. the chance for rain will increase. >> you're freaking me out. >> good. >> al, thank you. up next, what's in and out when it comes to style, gadgets and
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good morning. >> good morning. >> big dos are in, the bun. >> it's all about the bun this season. the bigger the bun the better. there's great tools to help you create it. h&m, claire's have bun donuts. >> what are you don't have the hair. >> put this on top. >> take the pony tail, slip it around, you've got a bun. >> makeup. purple is pink. >> grays. getting rid of neons and shades of purple. really something anyone can wear. depends, black undertones, '90s, grunge. these are from ulta. >> statement necklace out, this is collar. they have the collar going on. carol lee, charming charlie. fun way to change-up a black
dress. >> printed pants. really, can anybody of any age pull it off. >> anybody can pull it off, right print and fit. different different types of pattern, ann taylor doing more tailored, depending what works. >> last but not least, statement stiletto. >> no more plain pumps. these make a statement on their own. we saw emma stone wearing houndstooth. >> thanks so much. now here is willie. >> savannah, thanks. next up, what is in with gadgets, what's out. mario armstrong, "today's" digital lifestyle expert. good morning. >> good morning. >> start with computers. ultrabook the way to go. >> very thin, lightweight, less than an inch thick. hold that. under four pounds. super lightweight. looking at dell, 11 hours of batteries. boots up in seconds. it's the new category. >> if i like a macbook, this is
the way to go. >> yes, retina display. this display will make you want to lick the screen when you see food on it. it's that amazing. it's thin. only a hair thicker. >> these are backpacks that charge your devices. >> four at a time. can you charge multiple devices. cables built into the bags. the bag plugs into the wall outlet and has the charger in the bag. that powers the whole bag system. overnight charge -- can't charge laptops, tablets, phones, ereaders. >> nothing more annoying than a dying blackberry. >> the blackberry -- >> i'm still on the blackberry. >> we'll get you nexus 7 acers, google operating system, latest. beautiful, great display, $200. seven inch tablets are in may
see new ones. >> eyewear high tech. >> i'm wearing it. it's digital lifestyle. i really like what they have done here. they give awe lot of different styles here. go online, have five sent to your home. try them on, let your friends see them. keep the ones you want, send the others back, they fill it with the prescription. >> netbooks and pocket camcorders. >> gone, gone, and gone. >> mario armstrong. thanks so much. here is natalie. >> finally one of our favorite topics, food. host of cooking for real on the food network. sunny, good morning. >> good morning. >> dumplings are apparently popular. can you find them everywhere. >> you can. ten years ago you couldn't find won ton in the freezer section. now you are bombarded with them. >> these are my shrimp filled
pot stickers. do or dine, these are nippon nachos. they came out looking like -- wait a minute. where are the chips. they are dumplings. >> over here. deserts. mini is in. >> yes. we've all dealt with the big cupcakes, now mini cupcakes. it's all about mini whoopi pies. these are snicker doodles filled with sweets. you can order them online. as long as they are 2.5 inches or smaerl they are ini. >> the slow cooker is in. >> the slow cooker is in. a lot of people saying it's coming back. it's there. a great way to have a comfortable meal without being hot in the kitchen. >> coming up, priscilla and lisa marie presley. kathy and hoda's best ever ambush makeover. we'll have that for you right after this. ♪ just one bite opens a world of delight... ♪
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back at 8:19 with a look at elvis tribute concert on the 35th verse of his death. natalie got back from graceland where she sat down with priscilla and lisa marie presley. >> this morning they open up about their evolving relationship and their fondest memories of the king. >> gosh, there's so many. i don't have any unfond. i think times when i was here, he set up a little sort of station in my room, a tv set and a chair. whenever i was here, he would sit in there with me a lot. just him waking me up to take me on the golf cart to go across the pasture and visit his father. >> when he was here, he was a hands on father. >> when he was awake. he was nocturnal. i would inevitably become nocturnal if i wanted to spend time with him, yes.
>> priscilla, you had a good relationship with elvis even after the divorce. you continued to be friends up until the end. >> until the end. when we were together you never knew we were divorced. we had a lot of affinity for each other. we were very good friends. >> how did you see him as a father to lisa marie. >> i thought he could be the best father he could possibly be, being who he was. he was a caring father. i sent him pictures, photos. even the times he was gone, i wanted to make sure he was a part of her growth. >> you're now 44 years old. what do you think your dad would be most proud of? >> oh gosh. most proud of, i couldn't answer that. >> i do have to answer that. >> the mother always knows. >> i think elvis would be so proud of her, not just who she is but her talent, her role as a
mother. she's unbelievable. she is the best mom. elvis, even though he was who he was, king of rock and roll, talented, and really belonged to the world, he was still very family oriented. he loved that. i think if he were alive today, he would be just all over those kids, truly adoring them. hugging them, talking to them and having them around all the time. >> what do you think elvis would have been proud of with you, priscilla? >> gosh. maybe she should answer that. >> oh gosh. >> look at this place, it's something, right? >> she has up until now steadfastly defended and protected him beyond belief. from when he was alive, after he passed away. she's done nothing but work diligently, legally, image, everything. she's gone to incredible lengths
and heights that people might not even know about to make sure he's protected. >> you have all talked in the past about the friction as mother and daughter that you have had. how is your relationship now? >> i love my relationship now. i think we all grow. i was a young mother. a young mother in a world that really children don't belong. toyed learn a lot without really a role model. so you know, i had to take those steps and evolve. >> she's actually my best friend, she and riley, to be honest. my mom and i have a really great, almost sisterly, fun relationship now. she understands me, i understand her. ♪ >> i feel lisa is in that period of her life, she has come into her own these last few years. i don't know if it's because of having the twins, another chapter in her legacy.
>> come into your own. does that mean you're more settled or just in a happier place. >> i think happier. more -- less angry, no angry, not angry. more interested in being compassionate and understanding and having -- embracing people in life more than fighting constantly, i think, would probably describe it the best. >> you have someone in your life that's very stabilizing, very grounded, your husband, who has just been amazing. an amazing human being. she got lucky. it took her a while. >> life is good now. fourth husband. >> i learned. i did something different each time. keeping doing something different. that didn't work. it took me a while. it had to be in front of everyone. it's been nine years. we do have amazing little ones.
>> you gave a recent interview. you said the last time you cried was when your 3-year-old daughter told you she made a card for her grandfather who sings. what did that mean to you? >> they kill me when they talk about it. you know, it's just heartbreaking, really, but really sweet. they have a really interesting gravitation towards him. they get really excited coming here. they have everybody standing outside when we drove up. they said, are we having a party? i said, they are celebrating. trying to find a good way to explain it that doesn't make them upset. >> your older kids understand and know what elvis was and is still to this day. how do they feel about him? >> they are very proud and very honored, of course, without question. >> we should mention lisa marie
recently released her first album in seven years called storm and grace. rolling stone called it the album she was born to make. good reviews. >> natalie, thanks. >> do we want to talk ambush here. >> absolutely. >> you love the ambush makeovers, cath lee and hoda. yesterday they are calling the most amazing ever. >> unbelievable. this is before. 55-year-old nancy of long island. believe it or not, has not cut her hair since she was 16 years old. >> four decades without a haircut. she got one yesterday. look what happened. >> nancy before. all right. nancy, let's see the new you. >> oh my gosh. >> are you ready? take off your blindfold and be prepared. >> oh my gosh. beautiful. >> jaw dropping. >> her son said he didn't believe it was his mom.
he thought it was some kind of body double. when is my mom coming in. >> the jaw did not close? >> that was it >> this is wbal-tv 11 news i baltimore. >> i am sarah caldwell to time is 8:26. we are still recovering from the overnight accident on northbound 95. all lanes are open on the beltway. we have closures throughout the morning rush. southbound 83 approaching the beltway, getting word of debris. we have an accident coming in in the city. not bad at all. a little bit of a delay on the north side. westside volume is picking up. 20 miles per hour on 295. that is all volume-related. live view of traffic. 95 is the earlier accident
scene. all lanes are open. everything is getting by just fine print live view of traffic in harford. we are seeing some delays on the north side on the outer loop towards providence. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. john collins joins us with the forecast. >> look at the radar-satellite combination to clear skies, lots of sunshine. things are running ahead of a cool front which will be coming in during the day. not much along the storm activity. rain chances will increase. 70 degrees right now, with all the sunshine. dew points rising a little bit. pressure is a little higher than yesterday. the forecast today, 87 to 92 4 the high. by the afternoon and evening, rain chances will increase as well. seven-day forecast, the rain chance extends into saturday morning.
>> 8:30 now on this friday morning the 17th of august, 2012. our plaza fans are ready to hear from 98 degrees. they have not been together in a decade but they will be reunited in just a few moments on this very stage. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist and natalie morales. we have 98 degrees today. a lot of music coming up next week. >> a disappointment for the crowd but we took the stage after they were rehearsing.
the woman behind the catchiest song of the year "call me maybe" will be here with a special guest. one week from today train rolls into the plaza. >> music now to movies. one of the must see movies coming out this weekend, which celebrities are making news with controversial comments. we'll fill you in, something new for us, called emix today. >> we want to say hello to olympic champions. both won gold in freestyle wrestling. brought home five medals. good morning. congratulations. >> congratulations, guys. jordan, let's start with you. you've done it all in your career, ncaa title, world championships. how does the gold medal compare to everything else you've done. >> it's a difference experience. worked so hard, chased the dream so long. to have finally caught it is
awesome. >> what happens now. we heard a lot of wrestlers go onto huge careers in martial arts. >> when i'm done wrestling. i have another four years in me. such an awesome experience. >> what about you. talk about pressures of moving to other things. are you going to stick with it? the first olympics, do you see yourself staying with it. >> i'd like one other gold medal. time will tell. i'm just hoping now i'm not waking up from this dream. it's awesome, exciting, just enjoying it right now. >> allison, we couldn't help but notice your five medals. is your neck getting sore from wearing those? how has the response been? you come back from london. have people been excited to see you walking down the street? >> something i never expected to happen to me. people recognize me, say my name, call me out. it's exciting. >> you're known as the chipper one in the pool.
you're always making everybody laugh. can't help it? >> i like to have fun. i love the sport of swimming and the people. it's all fun. >> i hear you've all had a dhoo chance to celebrate with mickey ds. >> somebody sending awe message, drop the mcdonald's, back to the training table. guys, congratulations. thanks for coming in. >> let's send it over to mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> so much in over the past 20 years, toyota has contributed more than $500 million to nonprofits all over the country. their latest philanthropic effort called 100 cars for good, 100 cars like camry hybrid awarded to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. you can help select each day charity by going to facebook. they have already given vehicles
to 40 states, animal rescue and more. to participate, go to our website at today.com. all right. co >> good morning. a nice start on this friday. the chance for rain will increase. and that's your latest weather. all the nice folks ready for 98 degrees. savannah. >> you said it. >> i can't. my shoe got stuck on the stage. a back-up performer for 98 degrees. back in a moment.
>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> okay. the wait is over. performing together on stage for the first time in more than ten years, ladies and gentlemen, 98 degrees. ♪ oh yeah ♪ we both know that i shouldn't be here ♪ ♪ this is wrong ♪ and baby it's killin' me it's killin' you ♪ ♪ both of us tryin' to be strong ♪
♪ i've got somewhere else to be promises to keep ♪ ♪ someone else who loves me and trusts me fast asleep ♪ ♪ i've made up my mind ♪ there is no turning back ♪ she's been good to me and she deserves better than that ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to lie ♪ ♪ to show no emotion when you start to cry ♪ ♪ i can't let you see what you mean to me ♪ ♪ when my hands are tied and my heart's not free ♪ ♪ we're not meant to be ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪
♪ to turn around and walk away pretending i don't love you ♪ ♪ i know that we'll meet again fate has a place and time ♪ ♪ so you can get on with your life i've got to be cruel to be kind ♪ ♪ like dr. zhivago all my love i'll be sending ♪ ♪ and you will never know cause there can be no happy ending ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to lie ♪ ♪ to show no emotion when you start to cry ♪ ♪ can't let you see what you mean to me ♪ ♪ when my hands are tied and my heart's not free ♪ ♪ we're not meant to be
♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to turn around and walk away pretending i don't love you ♪ ♪ love you ♪ ♪ bye-bye baby bye-bye ♪ ♪ i've made up my mind there is no turning back ♪ ♪ there is no turning back ♪ ♪ she's been good to me and she deserves better than that ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to lie ♪ ♪ to show no emotion when you start to cry ♪ ♪ can't let you see what you mean to me ♪ ♪ when my hands are tied
and my heart's not free we're not meant to be ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to turn around and walk away ♪ pretending i don't love you ♪ >> thank you. >> we're just getting started with 98 degrees. much more music ahead. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardes
this weekend. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> i called you a boy band. i guess after ten years we've graduated to man band. >> i think we've officially graduated. >> finally. >> how does it feel to get the band back together. >> now that we've gone through puberty finally, we're excited. no, it's great being back together again doing what we love to do on stage. it feels like just yesterday we were doing it for the first time around. >> is it like riding a bike, all those moves, justin? >> yeah, it is. we're having a really good time. >> jeff, do you feel like you guys have the magic. >> i'm lucky to have these guys flanked on both sides to watch what they are doing. i'm lucky. >> is there rustyness. a little different than doing it in the 20s. >> back pain, throat pain, hip pain. from steak and lobster to prune juice. it's changed a little bit. it really is.
this is -- we're family. it's just like riding a bike. >> all your fans want to know if this is just the beginning of something. thinking about getting back in the studio or going on tour. >> we are. we viewed this as a chance to step out and see if it's still fun. we're all very happy to say we're having a great time. can you expect more from us down the line. >> we were talking about this. pop music is having a moment. does that make it easier? >> absolutely. if you're fighting against rock bands, whatever the trend is, it's not the right time to come around. now is the right time in our personal lives and professional lives to get back together and, you know, make another run at it. >> still good all these folks are still screaming after a decade. >> we love the crowd we have here today. it's amazing to come back and look back. you guys, thanks so much for having us. >> we won't make them wait any longer. 98 degrees, take it away. >> all right.
♪ i will love you still from the depths of my soul it's beyond my control ♪ ♪ i've waited so long to say this to you ♪ ♪ if you're asking do i love you this much i do whoa, baby, yeah ♪ ♪ in my world before you i lived outside my emotions didn't know where i was going ♪ ♪ till that day i found you how you opened my life to a new paradise ♪ ♪ in a world torn by change
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♪ ♪ ♪ it's all ♪ you're my sunshine ♪ baby, i really know by now since we met that day you showed me the way ♪ ♪ i felt it then you gave me love i can't describe how much i feel for you ♪ ♪ i said baby i should have known by now ♪ ♪ should have been right there whenever you gave me love ♪ ♪ and if only you were here i'll tell you yes, i'll tell you oh yeah ♪ ♪ you're my sunshine after the rain ♪
♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all it's all it's all because of you ♪ oh yeah yeah ♪ ♪ honestly, couldn't be with me like it was before need a less or more ♪ ♪ 'cause when i close my eyes at night i realize that no one else could ever take your place ♪ ♪ i still can feel and it's so real when you're touching me kisses endlessly ♪ ♪ it's just a place in the sun where our love's begun ♪ ♪ i miss you yes, i miss you ♪ ♪ you're my sunshine
after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all it's all it's all because of you ♪ ♪ if i knew how to tell you what's on my mind ♪ ♪ make you understand then i'd always be there right by your side ♪ ♪ you're my sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all it's all it's all because of you ♪ ♪ my sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪
>> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am sarah caldwell. the search continues for person who shot and killed two people in southwest baltimore and injured a third. it happened wednesday night at the north street. two male victims were found dead at the scene, and a female victim is critically injured.